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Free and Accepted Masons; and that the said society shall consist of a grand master, and such officers, and with such style or title of office, as the said grand lodge may, by virtue of any resolution or by-law, direct and appoint; and of the master and wardens of the several subordinate lodges, who, together may compose the said grand lodge; and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with powers to change, alter, break and make new the same. And the said grand lodge shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, take, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, to itself and its successors, in perpetuity, any charitable donations and personal estates, and for any term of years or life, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of five hundred pounds; and to sell, alien, exchange, demise or lease the same, or any part thereof, as it shall be thought proper; and by the said name to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this state; and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant and contrary to the laws of the land, for the benefit and advantage of the said grand lodge, and for the order, rule and government of the same, and for the promotion of the prosperity, interest, benefit and advantage of the craft in general.
" And it is further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said grand lodge, and the subordinate lodges, already constituted, and hereafter to be constituted, to have and to hold meetings of themselves, for the better management of their respective and several charitable funds, and the application of them to proper pur. poses; and the transaction of all other business relating to the said grand lodge and other subordinate lodges, when, and as often as may be necessary, at any time and place, whatsoever and wheresoever it may be deemed expedient to associate, assemble and meet together,” as in and by the said in part recited act, reference being thereunto had, may more fully and at large appear.
And whereas, The masters, other officers and members of several of the subordinate and inferior lodges, are desirous that they should be also made, established and incorporated, as separate and distinct bodies, politic and corporate, and it is expedient and proper that their desires should be effected:
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the saine, That the several ledges here- Lodges in after particularly named, numbered and de- separately scribed, viz. Solomon's lodge, known by the incorpo
loago, known by the rated. mimber one; the Union Killiwinning lodge, by number four; the Master's lodge, by number six; the Jacksonburgh lodge, by number seven; and Saint John's lodge, by number eleven; and the several persons who now are or hereafter shall be members respectively, and their successors, members and officers thereof, respectively and separately, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be made, established and incorporated, as several separate and distinct bodies, politic and corporate, in name and in deed, and by the said names shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with power to alter, change, break and make new the same, as often as the said lodges shall judge expedient.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said lodges, severally and
respectively, shall be able and capable in law to
purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess of capital. and retain to itself, or each or any of them, in
perpetuity or for any term of years, any lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of one thousand dollars; and to sell, alien, exchange, demise or lease the same, or any part of them, as any or either of the said lodges shall think proper, and by the said names to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this state; and to make such rules, orders and by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land, as may be necessary for the order, rule, good government and management thereof: and that it shall and may be lawsul, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, for the officers and members of said lodges, for the time being, and their suc: cessors, to assemble, congregate, and meet together, at such stated times and places of forming, as in and by the constitutions, regulations, and by-laws of said lodges, are appointed and declared concerning the same.
And be it further enacted by the authority To retain aforesaid, That each and every of the said lodges,
ner shall be capable in law, to have, hold, receive, property.
enjoy and possess, separately and in severalty, ail such estates, real or personal, money, goods,
chiattels and effects, which they now possess, or i are entitied unto, or which have already been
given, devised or bequeathed to them, or either of them, by whatsoever name such gift, devise or bequest may have been made. And to sue for, recover and receive, all and every the sum and sums of money, goods and chattels, houses, hereditaments and real estates, as now is or are, or hereafter may be due to, or kept or detained
from them, or either of them, by any one or more of their own fraternity or society, or any other person or persons whatsoever: Provided, That the annual income of the same does not exceed! one thousand dollars.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shall be deemed and taken as a public act, and notice shall be taken thereof without specially pleading the same. In the Senate House, this seventeenth day of
December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
President of the Senate.
An ACT to compensate James Shootbred and
Mary his Wife, for certain property therein mentioned. VITHEREAS the commissioners appointW e d in and by an act of the legislature, passed the twenty-second of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, for the parish road of Saint Philip and Saint Michael, were authorized to lay out a road on Charleston neck, to run in a straight line with Meetingstreet continued, until it should intersect the high road. And whereas the said commissioners, in pursuance of the said act, did lay out a road, which took off a large proportion of a lot belonging to James Shoolbred and Mary his wife, for which it is reasonable they should receive an equivalent:
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Doctor Charles Drayton, John Bull, John M:Pherson, Anthony Toomer, Nathaniel Russel, Daniel Cannon and William Johnson, esquires, be appointed commissioners to ascertain what compensation will be sufficient to indemnify the said James Shoolbred and Mary his wife, for the injury aforesaid ; and that when the same shall be ascertained by the commissioners, or a majority of them, it shail be raised by an assessment, to be made on the taxable property in the city of Charleston. In the Senate House, this seventeenth day of
December, in the year of our Lord one
President of the Senate.
An ACT for making such provision for the debt
of the State of South Carolina, as is specified
therein. UITHEREAS on a settlement of accounts
VV between the United States and the individual states, the state of South-Carolina is a creditor to the amount of one million four hundred and forty-seven thousand one hundred and seventy-three dollars and sixty cents: And whereas Congress has made ample provision for paying the interest on the aforesaid balance, and it is just and reasonable that the same should